Classic Movie Actors from Wisconsin, Will Your State Be Next?

Do you have any “rituals” that you like to do before or after you watch an old movie? One of the first things I like to do after watching an old movie is go to imdb.com (Internet Movie Database) and look up information about the actors and actresses that appeared in the movie.  For some reason I am fascinated by finding out things like when they were born, when and how old they were when they died (or if they are still alive, which always makes me happy to see), how they died, and how many times they were married.

One thing that has really been standing out to me lately is that several well known classic movie stars were either born in my home state of Wisconsin or had a very close association with the state at one time.  I know that may not mean much to anyone that doesn’t live here, but I guess it just stuck out to me because when I think of glamorous movies stars, being from Wisconsin is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. :-) No offense to the wonderful state that I love.

Following is a list of a few of the actors and actresses that were born in Wisconsin along with a few interesting facts about them:

Orson Welles

Born:  May 16, 1915 in Kenosha, WI

Died:  October 10, 1985 (aged 70)

Was married three times including once to the beautiful actress Rita Hayworth, with whom he starred in the movie The Lady from Shanghai

Known for the Movies: Citizen Kane, The Lady from Shanghai, The Third Man, Touch of Evil Continue reading →